A place for chops, seafood, and rotisserie chicken
The newly renovated Mayfair Hotel is just about to reopen again after an extensive makeover, and both the hotel lobby and accompanying restaurant, Eve American Bistro, will open next week just a few blocks west of Downtown LA. Named after a Raymond Chandler short story (he once lived at the hotel with his mistress back in the 1930s), Hell’s Kitchen winner Scott Commings will oversee a robust American menu with chops, seared scallops, and rotisserie chicken.
He’s got throwback items like lobster bisque and tuna tartare to start, with butter lettuce with lardon salad feels like a mesh between French and LA cuisine. Overall, it’s a reasonably priced American menu that doesn’t feel ambitious and should cater to plenty of palates, especially the convention crowd.
Designer Gulla Jonsdottir, who also worked on the historic Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood, recalls a by-gone era with high ceilings, skylights, and columns, though something more reflective of 2018 than 1928.
The bar program has a build-your-own wine flight, with a solid set of cocktails and beers to complement the fare. Once it opens on July 9, Eve American Bistro will serve 5;30 to 10 p.m., and until 11 p.m. on weekends.
Eve American Bistro inside the Mayfair Hotel. 1256 West 7th Street. Los Angeles, CA.
“Eve American Bistro’s Lovely Midcentury Modern Vibes Come to Downtown LA.” Eater LA – All. https://la.eater.com/2018/7/6/17542354/eve-american-bistro-downtown-los-angeles-mayfair-hotel-opening-photos.